Jared Leto has apparently made right with some angry neighbors by giving them pies, the Daily Mail is reporting.
Why would an Academy Award-winning Hollywood leading man worth millions feel compelled to hand out pies to his neighbors? For that answer, we turn back the clock to Halloween. That was the day the relatively new neighbor, Leto (he purchased his home in January, for $5 million) threw a party at his home — a party that upset his neighbors in the tony L.A. neighborhood of Laurel Canyon.
Jared Leto’s Eccentric LA Home See more photos and how much this dream house cost: http://t.co/B6HuIvMTJY pic.twitter.com/vUlMkMqDcE
— Mansion Homes (@MansionHome) January 29, 2015
As Perez Hiltonreported at the time, new-to-the neighborhood Leto broke a couple of unspoken rules among wealthy Hollywood neighborhoods, many of which are built on narrow, winding, hilly streets: you either provide shuttle service to your guests (cuts down on drunken driving, traffic hassles, and parking issues), or, failing that, you at least make sure they park on the correct sides of the street. Leto, apparently, did neither, and Jared’s neighbors complained — publicly. Angry neighbors took to the neighborhood’s Facebook page to complain about the un-neighborly neighbor.
“Dear Jared Leto, It’s really cool that you’re having a party at your compound. Perhaps you could educate all the people coming to you place the proper etiquette of driving uphill/downhill so as not to wreak havoc on the neighborhood at 10:30pm. Also, your guests should respect the residents and not park on the wrong side of the street blocking other peoples driveways. Thanks!!”
“I should be able to drive to my home and park without altercations from entitled people who do not even live in the neighborhood.”
“Fancy Jared Leto couldn’t get a shuttle service? What a d.”
“D” could probably stand for many things, most of which probably can’t be printed in this post.
Just how rowdy Jared Leto’s Halloween party actually was is a matter of dispute: TMZ contacted the police, who said that they had no calls about the party. TMZ also noted that Laurel Canyon has been populated by musicians — and has hosted frequent loud parties — for as long as anyone can remember — a sentiment apparently echoed by a Leto neighbor, who called on his fellow residents to “chill out” about a party at 10:30 p.m. on the night before Halloween.
Nevertheless, Jared Leto did the neighborly thing and, this Thanksgiving, made right with his neighbors: he dropped off delicious pumpkin pies at their houses. And Leto’s peace offering seems to have been graciously accepted by at least one neighbor, anyway: Craig Brockie, who tweeted a picture of the pie and thanked Jared for the delicious treat.
— Craig Brockie (@craigbrockie) November 26, 2015
Jared Leto is likely to be spending a lot more time at his home in the next few months: he’s taking a break from acting for a while, after giving his all — and then some — for his performance as The Joker in the upcoming DC Comics film, Suicide Squad.
“I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way.”
Jared’s director, David Ayer, was also impressed by Leto’s performance.
“Through the incredible things Jared has done and the photography and all the other things that went into it, we’ve cooked up something transcendent. He’s very scary.”
It’s not clear how many pumpkin pies Jared Leto had to give to his neighbors, or whether or not all of them were appeased.
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